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The Prelinger Library is a private research library open to the public, located in downtown San Francisco. Its collections encompass some 50,000 books, periodical volumes and printed ephemera. The Prelinger Library is currently curating this online collection of public domain materials in key subject areas.

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1954
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Topics & Subjects
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North American review and miscellaneous journal
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City planning
71
Children's literature
69
Social problems
67
Motion pictures in education
63
United States -- Social conditions Periodicals
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survey associates
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american telephone and telegraph company
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dodge, mary mapes, 1830-1905
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mcgraw-hill
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national municipal league
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society of motion picture engineers
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English
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"Notes and sources": p. [575]-603
Topics: Capitalism, Consumption (Economics), Unemployed -- United States, Communism -- United States 1917-,...
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by Lustig, Lillie S, ed; Sondheim, S. Claire, joint ed; Rensel, Sarah, joint ed
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Topics: Cookery, American -- Southern states., cbk
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Topic: Birds -- North America
Missles and Rockets
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eye 44,970
Missiles and Rockets was a professional trade periodical developed in 1957 to facilitate the aerospace industry. This was a new industry at the time, built out of component parts that included the aeronautic, electronic, and automotive industries, as well as research science. The US government's Cold War and science-based decision to fund satellite research at a high level in 57 was an abrupt development, following years of low levels of funding. The result was a "gold rush" mentality...
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by Encyclopedia Britannica Company
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eye 44,621
favorite 8
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Submarine Mines to Tom-Tom
Topic: Arts, Sciences, Literature, and General Information
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texts
eye 43,537
favorite 5
comment 3
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by International Association of Chiefs of Police
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"A directory of national, state and provincial, county and municipal police and other criminal justice agencies and their executive personnel in the United States, Canada and principal foreign countries."
Topics: Police, Law enforcement
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by Michelon, Leno Ceno, 1918-
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eye 33,996
favorite 8
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Topic: Trailer camps
Aero Digest
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Aero Digest was a professional periodical covering the aircraft industry and the profession of flying. It began publication in 1921, originally appearing as the Official bulletin of the World's Board of Aeronautical Commissioners. At its inception Aero Digest was a channel for supporting and boosting the emerging fields of flight and aircraft manufacturing. Rich in early advertising for early aircraft tools and technologies, the Digest published policy positions, some technical articles and...
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by Gammage, Allen Z
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Includes bibliography
Topics: Police reports, Report writing
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Topics: Bernays, Edward L., 1891-, Public opinion -- Bilbiography.
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by General efficiency company, San Francisco. [from old catalog]
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eye 27,423
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Topics: Police, Detectives, Sheriffs, Constables
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by Smith, Eugene Waldo, 1905-
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eye 23,111
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comment 1
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Ships -- Registers, Steamboats
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by Taylor, Frederick Winslow, 1856-1915
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eye 22,919
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Topic: Industrial efficiency
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by Brinton, Willard Cope, 1880-
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comment 3
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Topic: Graphic methods
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by Spivak, John L. (John Louis), b. 1897
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favorite 37
comment 4
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Topics: Secret service -- Germany, Propaganda, German
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by Washburn-Crosby Co
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comment 3
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Topic: Recipes
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Imprint varies -Aug. 1968: Wheaton, Ill. : Brookhill Division, Ojibway Press
Topic: Motion pictures
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by Tuskegee Institute. Dept. of Records and Research
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eye 19,562
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Includes bibliographies
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Topic: African Americans
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Description based on: Sept. 1944
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Topic: Palmistry
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by New York (N.Y.). Police Dept
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Title from cover
Topics: New York (N.Y.). Police Dept, Police, Police
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"The present work is based upon my Book of camping and woodcraft, which appeared in 1906."--Pref
Topics: Camping, Outdoor life
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by Northeast Historic Film (Organization)
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Topics: Northeast Historic Film (Organization), Motion pictures -- Preservation Maine Bucksport
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by National Electrical Manufacturers Association
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eye 17,507
favorite 2
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Topics: Electricity -- History, Electric engineering -- History
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by Collins, John M., 1921-
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eye 17,298
favorite 3
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Military geography
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by Delineator Home Institute. Delineator cook book; Berolzheimer, Ruth
texts
eye 17,049
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comment 1
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Topics: Cookery, American, Cookery, cbk
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Imprint varies -Aug. 1968: Wheaton, Ill. : Brookhill Division, Ojibway Press
Topic: Motion pictures
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by American Library Association. Committee on Resources of American Libraries; Library of Congress
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eye 16,926
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At head of title: The Library of Congress catalogs
Topic: Catalogs, Union
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eye 16,426
favorite 3
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Formerly included in the Library's Author catalog and its Subject catalog
Topics: Motion pictures, Filmstrips
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texts
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called v.
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by New York (N.Y.). Police Dept
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Title from cover
Topics: New York (N.Y.). Police Dept, Police, Police
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favorite 2
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Imprint varies -Aug. 1968: Wheaton, Ill. : Brookhill Division, Ojibway Press
Topic: Motion pictures
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Topics: Military science -- Film catalogs, Audio-visual materials -- Catalogs
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Imprint varies -Aug. 1968: Wheaton, Ill. : Brookhill Division, Ojibway Press
Topic: Motion Pictures
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by Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Texas
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eye 15,418
favorite 5
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"Books about New York": p. [625]-635
Topics: African Americans -- New York (State) New York, New York (N.Y.) -- Guidebooks, Harlem (New York,...
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by Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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eye 15,304
favorite 4
comment 0
[Catalog of copyright entries: cumulative series]
Topic: Motion pictures
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Bibliographical references in "Acknowledgment" (5th prelim. leaf)
Topic: Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)
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by Dilling, Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, 1894-1966
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Topics: Communism -- United States 1917- [from old catalog], Socialism -- United States, Socialists --...
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by Louisiana Writers' Project; Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946; Dreyer, Edward; Tallant, Robert, 1909-1957
texts
eye 15,052
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Topics: Folklore -- Louisiana, Louisiana -- Social life and customs
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by Library of Congress; Library of Congress. Catalog Maintenance Division
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eye 14,401
favorite 1
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Compiled and edited by the Catalog Maintenance Division
Topics: Motion pictures, Filmstrips
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Imprint varies -Aug. 1968: Wheaton, Ill. : Brookhill Division, Ojibway Press
Topic: Motion pictures
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comment 1
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Topic: 8.25
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by Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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[Catalog of copyright entries: cumulative series]
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Motion pictures
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by Institute of Traffic Engineers; Evans, Henry King
texts
eye 13,892
favorite 2
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Includes bibliographies
Topics: Traffic engineering, Traffic accidents
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by H.W. Wilson Company; SilverPlatter Information, Inc
texts
eye 13,847
favorite 1
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Abstract bulletin of the Institute of Paper Chemistry
Topics: Engineering, Technology, Industrial arts
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by Federal Writers' Project. Ohio
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eye 13,796
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"Bibliographical note": p. [395]
Topics: Cincinnati (Ohio) -- Industries, Cincinnati (Ohio) -- History
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by Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration of Northern California
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eye 13,780
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 694-698) and index
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Topics: Automobile travel -- California Guidebooks, Automobile travel -- Guidebooks, California --...
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by H.W. Wilson Company; SilverPlatter Information, Inc
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eye 13,673
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Abstract bulletin of the Institute of Paper Chemistry
Topics: Engineering, Technology, Industrial arts
Topics: United States. Committee on public information. [from old catalog], World War, 1914-1918 -- Public...
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Imprint varies -Aug. 1968: Wheaton, Ill. : Brookhill Division, Ojibway Press
Topic: Motion Pictures
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by Guzman, Jessie Parkhurst, 1898-; Foster, Vera Chandler; Hughes, William Hardin, b. 1881
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eye 13,364
favorite 3
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Bibliography: p. 635-684
Topics: Blacks, African Americans
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texts
eye 12,988
favorite 1
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Issues for Sept. 1956-Dec. 1967 called also whole no. 344-471
Topics: Motion pictures in education, Audio-visual education
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by Hawes, Elizabeth, 1903-1971
texts
eye 12,734
favorite 21
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Fashion, Clothing and dress, Costume design
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by Writers' Program. California
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eye 12,682
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"A selected reading list": p. 501-504
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Topics: San Francisco (Calif.) -- Guidebooks, San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
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by Chandler, Anna Curtis; Cypher, Irene Fletcher, 1905- joint author
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eye 12,615
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Topic: Audio-visual education
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by Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company
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"February 1955."
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Topic: Telephone
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eye 12,517
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Imprint varies -Aug. 1968: Wheaton, Ill. : Brookhill Division, Ojibway Press
Topic: Motion pictures
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by Leonard, V. A. (Vivian Anderson)
texts
eye 12,514
favorite 1
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Bibliography: p. 556-572
Topics: Police -- United States, Communication and traffic -- United States
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by Johnston, William Allen, 1876- ed
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eye 12,366
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Topics: Motion pictures., Actors., Actresses.
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eye 11,981
favorite 1
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Formerly included in the Library's Author catalog and its Subject catalog
Topics: Motion pictures, Filmstrips
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by California. Legislature. Senate. Fact-Finding Committee on Un-American Activities
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eye 11,952
favorite 2
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Fifth report accompanied by supplement with title: Final report
Topics: Communism -- California, Fascism -- California, Subversive activities -- California
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by Kelly, Harold Caleb
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eye 11,878
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Bibliography: p. 182-184
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Topic: Clocks and watches
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by Tibbets, Albert B
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eye 11,841
favorite 13
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Topic: Bees
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eye 11,798
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At head of title: The Library of Congress catalogs
Topic: Catalogs, Union
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by Work, Monroe Nathan; Guzman, Jessie Parkhurst, b. 1898
texts
eye 11,796
favorite 1
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Topic: African Americans -- Periodicals
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by H.W. Wilson Company; SilverPlatter Information, Inc
texts
eye 11,644
favorite 1
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Abstract bulletin of the Institute of Paper Chemistry
Topics: Engineering, Technology, Industrial arts
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eye 11,608
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Issues for Sept. 1956-Dec. 1967 called also whole no. 344-471
Topics: Motion pictures in education, Audio-visual education
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by United States. Office of Civil Defense
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Topics: Civil defense, Radioactive fallout, Radioactivity, Civil Defense, Radiation Protection, Radioactive...
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by Foster, William Z., 1881-1961
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eye 11,545
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Topics: Capitalism -- United States, Socialism, Communism -- United States, United States -- Economic...
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From February 13 to August 6, 1864. Including No. 251 to No. 276